Sunday, September 4, 2011

Economy 101: Kid-Friendly Supplemental Resources

     Oh-my-goodness! I have been working feverishly on my new economics unit since 7:00 last night.  Since my hubster has been out of town for a college football game, I decided to make use of my free time by creating supplemental resources to use with my Social Studies curriculum and Unit 1 in Reading Street, which also focuses on economics.  I don't think I have blinked for at least ten hours, and my fingers are seriously starting to cramp.  I'm tellin' ya, I love when my creative juices start flowing, but sometimes I don't know when to call it quits... especially when I'm trying to fit it in while Mr. Wonderful is gone.  Ladies, I have officially ran out of steam... and apparently ideas.  So, 48 pages later, I am happy to say that I am finished.  For now.  I have uploaded the new bundle to TpT, so feel free to check out the preview file!  I threw in my classroom jobs printable since it also reinforces the idea of economics, so this actually contains 40 NEW pages.  I can't wait to launch this unit next week!   Check it out to learn more about Play-Doh-nomics, Market Day, how to start your own classroom business, and more!


  1. This is phenomenal! =)

  2. Amanda,
    This looks great! I teach a year long economy unit through my behavior system (Thanks Beth Newingham!) and this would would be a great addition. This also covers our social studies standards! Thanks!
    Now that you are out of steam, go take the pups for a walk! Enjoy your extended weekend!:)

  3. Wow! Teaching economics will be so much fun with this unit.

    Swimming into Second

  4. These are great! By the way I also nominated you for my Top Ten. Grab your award here:
    See my post here:

    First Grade OWLS

  5. I just purchased these from TPT last night and I am so excited to plan the unit out! I just adore the fonts you are using on your little vocabulary posters. What fonts are they and where could I purchase them? Also, while I am on the font topic, I love the bright colorful ones you always use on your unit cover pages (I purchase a lot :)) I want to say I heard from someone they are on Lettering Delights but I just can't seem to find them. I am obsessed with fonts! :)

  6. I can't thank you enough for this unit! I'm a new teacher and wasn't sure how to teach economics to first graders!
    Thank you,Jessica